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 Your Guide to Medical Imaging Equipment

Enjoy these tips, tricks and insights that answer 100's of questions we've received from radiology and imaging professionals that need help buying, selling, servicing and maintaining their medical imaging equipment: MRI, CT, C-Arm, Digital X-ray, PET/CT and Women's Health. We extend the life of imaging equipment so that healthcare providers worldwide can extend the lives of patients. This is why we answer your imaging equipment questions.

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Gemini TF 16: Dispelling Concerns over Philips PET/CT

Posted by Josh Nunez

Oct 31, 2018 4:57:30 PM

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We recently received a call from a PET/CT buyer, concerned that we had proposed a 2007 Philips Gemini TF 16 as a replacement for his 2002 Siemens Biograph Duo. Someone in his personal network had warned him that Philips scanners were inferior and he wasn't keen on taking on more risk in his practice.

Knowing what we know about the PET/CT market, his concern is understandable, and so is the claim from whomever warned him. However, some things have changed and they're worth noting. Here’s what we shared with him to help with the decision.

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Topics: PET/CT, PET Scanners

2014 Joint Commission Standards: CT, Nuclear, PET, MRI

Posted by Trish Payne

May 2, 2014 5:01:00 PM

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Starting this summer, all Joint Commission-accredited organizations that provide services in CT, nuclear medicine, PET, and MRI will be subject to new standards. The first of these standards will go into effect on July 1st and others will roll out gradually throughout the remainder of the year and on into 2015.

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Topics: PET/CT, Nuclear Camera, MRI, PET Scanners, Medical Imaging Compliance

PET/CT Acronyms and Phrases Defined

Posted by Becka Bowden

Jan 11, 2013 9:12:00 AM

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The soup is back from a Holiday break with our PET/CT edition! Read on to have your PET/CT acronyms decoded and defined.

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Topics: PET/CT, PET Scanners

How Much Does a PET/CT Scanner Cost? 2012/2013 Update

Posted by Josh Nunez

Oct 15, 2012 11:48:00 AM

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See the 2017 price updates here!

Since writing a version of this article originally in October 2011, I am still asked on a weekly basis, "How much does a PET/CT cost?" So it’s time for an update! The answer still depends on a number of things, but the single most determinative factor is the number of slices the CT has. 

As I said in the original post, “more slices, more money”. While that has not changed, several market conditions have, including pricing and availability.  

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, PET/CT, Medical Imaging Equipment Price, PET Scanners

Siemens Biograph Duo PET/CT Review

Posted by Josh Nunez

Jul 23, 2012 8:50:00 AM

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As you investigate the PET/CT market, you’re going to hear a good deal of name-dropping: manufacturers, models, variants and revisions of those models, and so on. Amidst all of that, the name “Siemens Biograph Duo” is likely to slip from a colleague’s lips or appear in pleasant blue letters somewhere on your Google results page.

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Topics: Buying Imaging Equipment, PET/CT, PET Scanners

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